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Beak - Bishop Whitney EP [mtk180]

by Beak



The latest release for guitar and beat-strewn idm artist Beak on Monotonik, following the 'Amoral Mayor Earwig EP' back in 2004 and 'El Hacedor EP' in 2005, the 'Bishop Whitney EP' continues his extremely unique mix of strongly played guitar, acoustic noises and cut-up percussion in fine, fine style.

This time, we start out with the characteristic plucked freneticism of 'Context Clues', before seguing into the languid crawl of 'Teach Texas Manner', further showcasing his totally individual, beautiful melodic stylings. 'Buggy Ride' almost sounds indie pop to start out, before layering delicate melodies on top of the plucking.

We finish out with the extended drawl of 'Cakes', all waiting for the sun to rise, and the downright funk of 'Essines' Hair', bopping around like a crazy man, and we come to the conclusion that the unique guitar funk of Beak should never be forgot, at least not in this house.


1 - Context Clues
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - Teach Texas Manners
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - Buggy Ride
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - Cakes
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
5 - Essines' Hair
[MusicBrainz (recording)]

See also MusicBrainz (release group)[MusicBrainz (release group)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]; Discogs (release)[Discogs (release)]

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Reviews

Reviewer: Circumjacence - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 5, 2008
Subject: Review of "Essines’ Hair"
"Beak has released some fine music over the past few years. “Essines’ Hair” is representative, with a catchy combination of guitar and acoustic instruments mixed with frantic beats and samples."

Excerpt from: http://www.circumjacence.com/blog/archives/33

Reviewer: ceekay - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2007
Subject: great production
makes fun to listen to. I guess a lot of native instruments can be heart here ?
Keep it up !!!
Reviewer: Brylie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 10, 2007
Subject: Great Music
What software do you use to sequence your beats and mix audio samples together? Do you use mainly hardware? It just seems that software is very flexible and generally less expensive.

Very good stereo sequencing techniques as well as sample and stream reversals. Thick beats, nice structure. Occasional distortion makes for good texture among the swirling melodies.

One thing would be nice to warn people about is the language used on one of the tracks [and on a previous EP, both Monotonik].
Reviewer: peppermill - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 12, 2007
Subject: nice
another great release from beak, he's becoming a netlabel favorite.
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